Since its inception in 1992, MBA Polymers has been constantly evolving and growing, rescuing post-consumer plastic waste from landfills around the world and transforming it into high quality source material for consumer electronics, appliances, and other plastic products. Our ability to save between 1 and 3 tons of greenhouse gas production with every ton of virgin plastic we replace is transforming the plastics supply chain to a supply cycle, as our state-of-the-art processing facilities on three continents recycle end-of-life durable goods and close the loop on plastics.
Our headquarters facility in Richmond, California is also the Research and Development center for new materials and technology, new customer formulations, and allows us to test out new raw materials, processes and equipment at large scale before being released to our production plants.
Starting operations as a joint venture with the largest metal recycler in the country in Q2 2006, our Austrian facility remains one of the most advanced plastic recycling facilities in the world.
Our facility in Guangzhou, which was formed as a joint venture with one of the largest steel companies in China, began operations in Q1 2006. Our China facility is located near many of our customers—in the heart of the largest concentration of manufacturers of IT and electronic equipment in the world.
Our newest facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK started operations in Q4 2010. It was founded as a joint venture with one of the largest recyclers in the world, and the largest in the British Isles. We believe that this is not only the largest and most advanced of its kind in the world, but the only one processing 100% ASR (automotive shredder residue).